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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2009

One year ago, the 30-year old ban on offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts expired, opening the opportunity for the United States to drill for more of its own oil and natural gas. What has happened since then to make America more energy self-sufficient?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 10, 2009

By today's estimates, there are about two trillion barrels of recoverable conventional oil resources worldwide, and as much as twice that in additional frontier resources like extra-heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale and shale gas. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conservatively estimates oil shale formations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming contain 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil--more than three times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 12, 2009

As API President and CEO Jack Gerard noted a couple of days ago, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13-10 on Tuesday to open the eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas development.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 10, 2009

Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13 to 10 in favor of opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for additional oil and natural gas leasing.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 4, 2009

Hello from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, the event where oil and natural gas companies gather to see the latest technologies and discuss the state of drilling today.

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